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Thursday, February 14, 2008

CNN "Viewers" Declare Obama To Be "More Trustworthy"

I've been saying for about a month now on this blog and on my own and for a while longer elsewhere that Barack Obama is the biggest threat we have in this country.

And I've been scoffed at by some because it's not the popular thing to say. Barack Obama is the IT guy and no one shall besmirch the IT guy.

The reason Barack Obama is the biggest threat we have is not because he's black (Obama supporters would have you believe that people like me are racist) and it's not because he's new and fresh (different face, same attitudes).

The reason he's the biggest threat we have is because he's never questioned, he's never investigated (especially by people that say they're going to vote for him), his supporters don't even know what their candidate stands for. He's the IT guy...period.

You ask them what he stands for and their eyes glaze over. You ask them to name his position on an issue and what you hear is how you, not they, Y-O-U should head on over to this website or that blog that'll give you the information you seek.

It seems to me that, if they're so convinced, they ought to be able to preach what they believe he's about. They should know it chapter and verse and dead cold. But they don't.

They shit you about how he's not taking any cash from PACs or from lobbyists and the information is there for the taking and learning but they don't want to look at that. What they'd rather do is what the Bush thugs have been doing for the last eight years and that's plug their ears and shut their eyes and hum some fucking tune about the Clintons do it, too.

Great, so the fucking Clintons do it, too. I know that. I'm voting for Hillary Clinton, either, for the exact same reason I'm not voting for Barack Obama.

Now tell me why your guy takes cash that he says he wasn't going to take in the first place. Tell me why he's got $10 million from lawyers and lobbyists. And don't tell me about Hillary Clinton's $13 million. That doesn't answer my question.

CNN "viewers" have just decided that Barack Obama is, as one supposed viewer put it, "the more trustworthy alternative to Clinton".

Well, he's fucking lying about the lobbyist money that he's got in his pocket. So just how trustworthy is he really?

If he's going to lie about that, what else is he going to lie about?

One of his unofficial cabinet members is a woman named Susan Rice. Susan Rice was on Wisconsin Public Radio this morning and was challenged by a caller to explain Obama's position where it concerns Iran. The caller told her, basically, that she was full of shit (without using those words) and said that Obama would attack Iran if he determined that that's what he wanted to do.

Susan Rice said, "Oh, Senator Obama isn't about that." And then went on to say, "All options will remain on the table."

Pardon me? If he's not about war, then why would war remain on the table? I thought there was going to be a CHANGE when President Obama took his chair. Then why is he using a phrase that was virtually invented by the Bush Administration?

Please tell me what other kinds of "CHANGES" will be taking place when he raises his hand and lies, like all US presidents before him, under oath come January 20, 2009.

What about the US policy towards the happenings in Israel and Palestine? Will President Obama actually hear out the Palestinian position?

Well, have a look at this.

Foreign Affairs - Renewing American Leadership - Barack Obama

Senator Obama wrote this piece back in the July/August 2007 edition of Foreign Affairs, a publication of the Council On Foreign Relations.

In it, Senator Obama says, "For more than three decades, Israelis, Palestinians, Arab leaders, and the rest of the world have looked to America to lead the effort to build the road to a lasting peace. In recent years, they have all too often looked in vain. Our starting point must always be a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel, our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy. That commitment is all the more important as we contend with growing threats in the region - a strengthened Iran, a chaotic Iraq, the resurgence of al Qaeda, the reinvigoration of Hamas and Hezbollah. Now more than ever, we must strive to secure a lasting settlement of the conflict with two states living side by side in peace and security. To do so, we must help the Israelis identify and strengthen those partners who are truly committed to peace, while isolating those who seek conflict and instability."

Should answer my own fucking question? Might as well, an Obama supporter ain't gonna do it for me.

The CHANGE that Obama would bring is...um, well, uh, hmmm, I'm not sure there's any kind of CHANGE coming.

He mentions Hamas and Hezbollah. Hamas is the government in charge of Gaza. No one from the countries that call themselves, quite arrogantly, "The West" (when did Australia become West?) recognizes anything resembling reality. Hamas is reality. You're going to have to talk with them sooner or later or you can't claim CHANGE.

Mr. CHANGE singles out Hamas and Hezbollah as great threats and says that the US needs to make sure that Israel knows who their friends are and who they should be off killing.

Israel just got done assassinating a person that they deemed "a terrorist" yesterday. I'm going to guess that won't be CHANGING under Barack Obama.

I want you to note he doesn't make mention to the plight of the everyday Palestinian. Not in one fucking line of this entire piece of shit manifesto.

No, wait, I'll take that back. He does. It's on the first page of his screed, his plea toward the powers-that-be in this country to let him be president.

It goes like this:

"This century's threats are at least as dangerous as and in some ways more complex than those we have confronted in the past. They come from weapons that can kill on a mass scale and from global terrorists who respond to alienation or perceived injustice with murderous nihilism."

Barack Obama, like his predecessors, just does not get it. Pushed up against a wall (literally), the Palestinian people are not global terrorists and what is happening to them is NOT FUCKING PERCEIVED.

Why is it when the Israeli government starves out a people, it's called "perceived injustice"? Why is it when the Israeli government bomb a people, killing innocent upon innocent, and using US manufactured bombs and planes to do so, it's called "perceived injustice"?

And why is it when the Palestinians respond with suicide bombers, killing innocent upon innocent, it's called "murderous nihilism"?


But tell it to an Obama supporter and you get a dopey look back at you or a cry of racism or something equally stupid.

What you don't get is an enlightened retort. You don't get a promise from them to look at the facts.

What you and me and the Obama cultists will get on January 20, 2009 is a re-run. The only difference, the only CHANGE that Barack Obama is bringing with him is a different nameplate for his desk and the underwear on his ass.

That's it.

His cultists constantly refer to him and this campaign as "The Movement", as if they are zombies walking to some tune that the rest of us, the sane ones, can't hear.

Understand that when people start believing someone, taking their every word at face value and doing what they say they should do, those people have lost control. Lost control to think for themselves and are now dependent upon "The Leader" to tell them what to do at every given moment. This is what happens in a cult, this is what's happening here.

I've been wondering a lot lately whether these people would kill if Barack told them to do so. I've been wondering if they would give him all of their cash and the keys to the car if he commanded it.

With some of the pod people that I've been talking with, I wouldn't doubt it.

The thing is, we just went through this for eight years and we were told to sit down and shut up whenever we'd raise questions about George W. Bush. And we made clocks and we made calendars and we made all kinds of shit to count down the days until we were "free" of this asshole.

We're going through it again. Only the names have changed. Perhaps that's the kind of CHANGE Barack Obama is talking about bringing. Instead of brownshirt Republicans, it'll be brownshirt Democrats. Let's trade one group of bully boys for the other. Fun, fun, fun.

George Santayana wrote:

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

He also wrote:

"Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better."

Good luck, America. With a ever-present smile on the next president's face and a cult backing him, we're going to need it.


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